or 'Patterns Release' because I'm releasing two, and 'release' is just one event...
I'm feeling rather Lorelei here. Do you recall that episode of 'Gilmore Girls'? It's in Season 4, the season of which I am in the second half at the moment.
I have been busy doing a bunch of not-sewing, but quilt-related stuff: that of pattern-writing. The first one that was released this week, on Tuesday, to be exact, is 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' a quilt I designed for the January Island Batik blog hop.
There is even an actual usable pocket on one of the suitcases.
The quilt is made up of twelve suitcases, two of each style, and finishes at 69 X 84", which is a healthy lap or a twin size.
Here is the house block, because 'stay-cation' right?!
I also had fun on the back, using the extra pieces I'd cut when I cut too many pieces for a tall suitcase.
sandrajane quilts or by clicking the image below:
The newest one is Beothuk Star. I had remade the quilt for the quilt along which ran in the spring this year, and I called it Sherbet Stars.
Update: so I played a bit in EQ8 as I think this would make a great First Christmas baby quilt, or a Christmas wallhanging or on a table...
You can purchase the pattern here or by clicking the image below. For the next week, it will be on sale for 50% off! Just $5CA.
Another real life update is our renovation that seems to have been going on forever. The electrician has completed the bulk of his work, and will come back to do the final hook-up when the drywall is all done. The spray-in insulation in the roof has been happening all the day long today so we've been relegated to living on the deck today, not a terrible thing as it's a beautiful day except for a sprinkle of rain for about 15 minutes. MacGyver, with the help of Tyler, got the upstairs walls insulated on the Labour Day weekend.
|One of the dormers|
|Light! Beautiful light! Can't wait to get set up in here.|
If you haven't heard,
click here to read my post where you will find the entry for an amazing giveaway on Benita's page. She is our host. There are several of us participating, and at each blog you visit there is an entry available. Don't worry; the hop is on all the month of September so you have lots of time!
And if you are in need of a little fabric therapy ahead of that prize giveaway, maybe to go with a certain pattern purchase, be sure to check out the sale at bluprint and at Connecting Threads! (affiliate links)
Bluprint has 60% off one blueprint-exclusive item. This one (affiliate link) is tempting me....
|Color Crystals kit|
Connecting Threads has 30% off threads, and you know if you've read me for any amount of time that I do love their threads, and use them a lot, both in my Bernina and on my longarm. They also have 30% off batting. I have taken advantage of both of these sales... uh, more than once in the past.
I just used this silk blend batting (affiliate link) from Hobbs in Ripples, loved working with it, and it washed up wonderfully.
Okay! Maybe I can actually sew a few more pieces on Brady's football blocks for his quilt. I have almost all 20 complete.
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